The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia cover

Will appeal immensely to middle-grade readers and adults alike.

NZ Booklovers

The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia

A follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers’ Race—the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.

Read the first chapter here

Watch the video here

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

Written by Eirlys Hunter and illustrated by Kirsten Slade.

  • Description

    The land holds the truth … the maps will reveal it.

    Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey Santander are mapmakers looking for their father, a famous explorer who disappeared on his last expedition.

    Their search takes them to Cruxcia, where the people are fighting to protect their land from the all-powerful Grania Trading Company. The Santanders’ mapping skills may be the missing piece in the Cruxcian race to save the ancient valley—and the key to reuniting their family.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 8-12 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Just Imagine

      A really exhilarating read. I think this would be really enjoyed in Year 5 and 6 classrooms for children to read for pleasure. It would also nicely accompany a topic on map reading.

    2. Bill Nagelkerke, Magpies Magazine

      An inventive and linguistically scintillating story and the illustrations, including maps, by Kirsten Slade are a wonderful bonus. Highly recommended.

    3. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura, Isla Galbraith, 12 years old

      It engulfs you straight away, is light-hearted and a little dreamy and overall a very good read.

    4. The School Reading List

      With plenty of dialogue, interesting character names and a constant frisson of adventure, this book is a good class reader choice.

    5. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura, Nell Mace-David, 13 years old

      Definitely a book that I will continue to go back to. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story, with a dash of danger, magic, and revolution. I think that 8-12-year-olds would particularly like this book.

    6. North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award

      For the teacher, this is such a gift as there are so many scenes to explore and ideas to develop which could be used to inspire children’s writing. This is a beautifully written, compelling read.

    7. Kete Books

      The adventure in this book is every bit as exciting as the first. There are terrible discoveries and wild skids down scree slopes, and a fabulous cast of characters, making for a very fulfilling read. Highly recommended.

    8. NZ Booklovers

      The Uprising is a great sequel that lives up to the high bar the first book in the series set. It’s a wonderful read, and read-aloud, that will appeal immensely to middle-grade readers and adults alike.

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